Summer Job Opportunities

OARS is accepting applications for SUMMER ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANTS and EDUCATION INTERNS.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANTS - Invasive Plant Rapid Response Team:
Description
Two assistants will work as a team to remove emerging populations of invasive water chestnut throughout the length of the Assabet River. This is a key intervention to prevent the spread of this plant in the watershed. The assistants will be trained to locate, remove and dispose of the plants, and will work primarily on the water from a canoe.
Qualifications
Ability to work with the public in a professional manner; ability to work with minimal supervision and in a team; a valid driver's license; experience in canoeing or kayaking during inclement weather (strong wind, rain); and enthusiasm for outdoor work. Past experience in plant identification; map reading; and interest in botany, wildlife, ecology, or related fields, and vehicle that can transport a canoe are preferred. Must be able to lift a canoe overhead and be at least 18 years of age.
Employment Details
These are part-time paid positions. Up to 150 hours from June 20- August 5. May include some weekend days.
How to Apply
Email or send a letter of interest and resume to: OARS office or OARS, 23 Bradford Street, Concord, MA 01742 by May 16. Interviewing will begin before the closing date so applying earlier is strongly recommended.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANTS – Invasive Plant Mapping
Description
Two Environmental Assessment Assistants will work as a team to map the extent of the invasive water chestnut plant throughout the length of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. The assistants will be trained to use hand-held GPS MobileMappers and will work primarily from kayaks on the rivers. The data will be used to plan and assess the effectiveness of water chestnut removal efforts. The assistants will work with office staff to obtain permission from landowners for access to the river as needed. Read more about the program.
Qualifications
Ability to work with the public in a professional manner; ability to work with minimal supervision and in a team; a valid driver's license and vehicle that can transport a kayak; experience in canoeing or kayaking in bodies of water during inclement weather (strong wind, rain); and enthusiasm for outdoor work. Past experience in plant identification; knowledge of GPS and GIS; and an interest in botany, wildlife, ecology, or related fields are preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Employment Details
These are part-time paid positions. Up to 150 hours from June 1- August 15. May include some weekend days.
How to Apply
Email or send a letter of interest and resume to: OARS office or OARS, 23 Bradford Street, Concord, MA 01742 by May 16. Interviewing will begin before the closing date so applying earlier is strongly recommended.

OARS is presently accepting applications for a summer internship in Environmental Education.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNS:
Description
Environmental interns will assist in teaching hands-on, waterside workshops to children ages 6-10 years old. The Workshops will be offered in Westborough, Marlborough, Wayland/Sudbury, and Framingham.
Read more about the program.
Qualifications
High school and/or college students interested in environmental education. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated love for the outdoors and environment, teaching, and working with children. Interns will need to provide their own transportation to and from the OARS office and to the workshop locations. Training will be provided.
Employment Details
These are part-time paid positions, 12 hr/week on average, for 8-10 weeks from late June through mid-August.
How to Apply
Email a cover letter and resume to: OARS office by May 16.
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OARS is an equal opportunity employer.